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CoverGaudeamus Hodie [level: Medium]
Victor C. Johnson | Jacob Narverud Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2022
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1653 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

Composer Victor Johnson has created a feel-good concert opener with a fun, memorable melody and a joyful, accessible accompaniment. Translated as “Let’s Rejoice Today” with a combination of both Latin and English texts, this is full of teachable moments and makes for a great introduction to mixed-meter singing. With comfortable ranges for developing voices and clever use of octave doubling, all choirs will feel and sound good singing this piece. Ideal for any concert or festival.

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CoverHeartbeat [level: Medium]
Kyle Pederson | Jacob Narverud Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2022
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1657 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano and djembe (with optional bass drum)

Following in the footsteps of his popular “Hands are Knockin’”, Kyle Pederson returns with another original containing a positive and uplifting message. With a fun and clever piano part and speech-driven rhythms in popular-song style, this piece contains a mixture of pop, gospel, and blues with a combination of new, original lyrics in English and traditional Shona text from South Africa. The djembe and optional bass drum parts are available as a free download on the SBMP website. A perfect concert closer, and ideal for festivals/combined choirs, this is sure to quickly become a new favorite.

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CoverLullaby for a King [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes
RELEASED: March 2022
voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 1647 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano, violin

This gently rocking lullaby incorporates a charmingly beautiful melody with original text for two verses, then brings in the traditional text of Silent Night for verse three using the same memorable melody and harmonic ideas. Easily learned, it is a very accessible piece that is perfect for Christmas services or concerts.

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CoverMay Wind (Set Me Free) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud | Jacob Narverud Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2022
voicing: SSA(A) | catalog number: SBMP 1655 | duration: c. 3’16” | price: $2.30
accompaniment: piano

Narverud’s setting of this evocative Sara Teasdale poem tells a story about how experiencing nature and music can inspire deep love and happiness. Soaring vocal lines combined with rich, dissonant harmonies and a rocking piano accompaniment make this a powerful piece that will resonate with treble choirs of all ages. The duple-against-triple patterns represent the conflict between Love and Stubbornness, which ultimately ends with the triplet pattern (Stubbornness) surrendering to Love (duple pattern) for a beautiful, empowering ending — “Love: Set Me Free!”

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CoverSisi ni moja (We Are One) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
RELEASED: May 2022
voicing: Unison | catalog number: SBMP 1697 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano, djembe

Ever clever, composer Narverud came up with a highly rhythmic celebratory composition. The title translates “We are one”, the theme being that all human beings have much in common. The energetic djembe sets the tone, the piano adds its own rhythmic design, and the singers deliver the message, at times sounding as though there should be a campfire at the center of their circle. This BEST SELLER is great fun, a profound message, and an intriguing piece. See composer notes below for pronunciation.

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CoverSisi ni moja (We Are One) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud
RELEASED: May 2022
voicing: Two Part Mixed | catalog number: SBMP 1694 | duration: 4:10 | price: $2.30
accompaniment: piano, djembe

Ever clever, composer Narverud came up with a highly rhythmic celebratory composition. The title translates “We are one”, the theme being that all human beings have much in common. The energetic djembe sets the tone, the piano adds its own rhythmic design, and the singers deliver the message, at times sounding as though there should be a campfire at the center of their circle. This BEST SELLER is great fun, a profound message, and an intriguing piece. See composer notes below for pronunciation.

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CoverThe Little Creek [level: Easy]
Matt Carlson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: March 2022
voicing: SA | catalog number: SBMP 1642 | price: $2.30
accompaniment: piano; opt. guitar

“Every door you enter you find a piece of something inside you never knew.” Choirs will love this inspiring text that brings comfort to those in times of struggle. Character building texts of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-worth are set beautifully to music that is accessible for choirs of any level. It features unison melodies that are excellent opportunities to build your choir’s legato tone, along with part writing that is quick to learn and satisfying to sing. This piece speaks to the heart of what it means to be human, and it is sure to be an all-time favorite of singers and audience alike!

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CoverThe Little Creek [level: Easy]
Matt Carlson | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: March 2022
voicing: SAB | catalog number: SBMP 1672 | duration: c. 4:30 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano; opt. guitar

“Every door you enter you find a piece of something inside you never knew.” Choirs will love this inspiring text that brings comfort to those in times of struggle. Character building texts of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-worth are set beautifully to music that is accessible for choirs of any level. It features unison melodies that are excellent opportunities to build your choir’s legato tone, along with part writing that is quick to learn and satisfying to sing. This piece speaks to the heart of what it means to be human, and it is sure to be an all-time favorite of singers and audience alike!

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FEATURED NEW RELEASE
SISI NI MOJA
by Jacob Narverud

now available for
2 part mixed | SA | SAB | SATB
SSAA | TBB | Unison